Sunday, September 6, 2009

The book has a publication date!!


I am so excited to be able to write these words: Curly Like Me is set to come out early May of 2010!!

I haven't seen the cover yet—Wiley is still working on it—but I can't wait to see what it will look like!

(The above picture was one of the covers I was thinking about when I was originally going to print the book myself)

36 comments:

Ms. Bar B: said...

Wow, pretty exciting. Congrats!

mixiepixie said...

Woohoo!!!

Count me in for a First Edition!

Well done Teri.

Babydoll said...

CONGRATS!!!

Rob said...

So excited for you. Can't wait for the book to come out!

Former Mushroom-Haired Child said...

Hi Ms. Bar B, Mixiepixie, Babydoll and Rob!

Thank you so much for all your kind wishes! I'm so excited! It's actually starting to feel real now.

Anonymous said...

congrats! I do think that you should add an old picture, so before and after pic on the cover so that people see the HUGE difference straight away!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the book. I'm so excited for you. If you get ARCs, I'd love one for review on my book blog. SOOO excited for you!

krj1908 said...

I am so excited for you!!! I can think of so many people that I will buy it for!

Anouska said...

Fantastic!
I just discovered your site and was indeed wondering 'Is there a book?'
And look here....
I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about you, your story and the heaps of info you've made available to us 'with the bad hair'.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Heidi W. Durrow said...

Awesome Teri! Now, you've made sure the Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival's on your book tour schedule yes? Please?

Former Mushroom-Haired Child said...

Anonymous: That's a great idea! And actually, when I was going to do the book myself, I did have a before and after photo on it, which I've given to Wiley. So I'm hoping they will do just that, because I think it tells the story better than words can.

Susan: I'd love to have you do a review! I'm going to make a note to get a copy to you for review from Wiley. If the date is coming near and you haven't heard from Wiley or myself, please do remind me. I'm scatter-brained already, and the excitement has made me even more so.

krj1908: Thank you for saying that! You know just what to say to a girl!

Anouska: I'm so glad you are glad about the book--me too! I'm working really hard to make sure it has tons of information that took me 30 years to gather. One thing this journey has taught me is that all hair is good hair. We just need to learn what makes it thrive.

Heidi: Hi Heidi! I have been telling everyone that I absolutely want to do the Mixed Roots Festival! I can't wait to go! Will it be the same date as last year?

Avione said...

I am very excited for this book to come out!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you! Your hard work is paying off and your dreams are coming true! Congratulations!!!

~Tink

Gillian said...

Can't wait to see the published book. It's coming out on my birthday in May :-)

LuvDeluxe said...

Congratulations, beautiful one, on creating and completing something as important as this. Be encouraged, we are all proud of you.

Jen said...

I am so excited that you are coming out with this book! I just discovered your site a couple weeks ago and I can say it is a blessing! Congrats on all your hard work and success.

Anonymous said...

::*::CONGRATS::*::

I've introduced your site to my mom, my sister, and all of my friends! You have touched many people with your candid reflections on your experience with your hair. Continued success!

Mamabelle said...

Very exciting! I can't wait to read it and recommend it to others!!

Former Mushroom-Haired Child said...

Avione, Tink, Gillian, LuvDelux, Jen, Anonymous, and Mamabelle: Thank you thank you so much for all your wonderful wishes! I couldn't have done it without all the amazing support and encouragement from you! I really appreciate you writing to me, and for everything you've said.

Anna Renee said...

Congratulations, I know that you're more than excited! I'm waiting for your book!

Ericka said...

Teri, I'm so excited for your book to come out and so thankful for your blog and website. I've been on my own curly journey for the last few years. I was just getting started on creating my own blog of reviews for curly hair products when I came across your website. Whew! Why re-invent the wheel! Bravo!

Sweetydarling72 said...

That is exciting and wonderful! Congratulations to you!

CelinaStarr said...

Congrats Teri! :-) I can't wait until your book comes out. Your hair is amazing.

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Ana Júlia said...

I am so happy for you!
Congrats!

Former Mushroom-Haired Child said...

Thank you so much for your congratulations and your kind words Anna Renee, SweetieDarling72, CelinaStarr and Ana Júlia! I'm so excited!

Hi Erika: I really appreciate you taking the time to read the blog and check out the website. Jon and I are working to put up a comprehensive review of products, which we are building now. But I do feel that the more of our voices that are out there, the better. You might have a totally different take on products than I do (I mostly go by the ingredients in there first, then focus on how they worked), so your voice would be hugely valuble.

Ehav Ever: It sounds like you are doing good things for the community.

Blackened Dove said...

Hi Teri! ^_^ I just found your website yesterday and I read it ALL! LOL... I came back today to visit your blog and I must say I'm VERY excited for your book to come out.

I just want to say that you (and your hair ^_~) are AMAZING and inspirational on SO many levels. I feel very fortunate to have found your website and to know there's a woman out there with a hair story that so closely mirrors my own.

I'm 26, just cut 5 inches off my hair in July and am newly natural. It was a horrible experience for me, because I've always wanted longer hair and my hair was the longest it had ever been in my life (just below my shoulders). But the hair was so damaged and breaking constantly...so I knew it had to be done.

In a mad frenzy of hating my new hair cut, I've began searching for ways to make my hair grow back faster. Everything I've found has told me that natural hair is the way to go.

So, natural for me is not flat ironing, and I haven't flat ironed in almost 2 months. It's really hard at times, because I am so used to the straight look, but you have given me new hope that maybe in 10 years I can be where you are today. I can't wait to try your method this weekend --and to read your book! ^_^

Congratulations, and much sucess to you in the future!!

Many blessings...

~Blackened Dove

msdeem9 said...

So excited; hope you do a book tour and I can have you sign the book--I'd love to meet you in person!

Former Mushroom-Haired Child said...

Blackened Dove: Thank you so much for reading the site and the blog! I went through so much heartache with my hair growing up, ruining so many heads of hair with chemicals, and spent countless hours trying to figure out what it wanted.

Now that I found out how to make my hair happy, I wanted to see to it that no one else goes through what I did. I guess that's a long way of saying I really do hope the site can help you!

I'm proud of you for deciding to go natural. As far as I have found out, it's absolutely the only way to grow long hair if it's fragile like mine tends to be. My mom was able to grow her hair long with a relaxer in it, but my hair did like yours and just fell apart.

There is no reason that in ten years from now you won't have hair that you can nearly sit on, just like I do. Once we learn how to make our hair happy, it grows and grows.

Msdeem9: Aw, thank you so much! I'd love to meet you too! I haven't heard anything yet about if I will be doing a tour with the book. I've been reading that how-to books don't usually get a tour like fiction books do, but as soon as I hear anything, I'll post it.

Kel said...

Exciting news!! Congrats, Teri! Nice pic for the cover!

Gem said...

My birthday is in May; it'll be a birthday gift! So proud of you and excited.

Anonymous said...

Thats great!! Cant wait to read that book, I just learned about you and you method today and ur hair are amazing!! and I have exactly the same hair ( shoulder length).

I live in London so I hope I will be able to find it here!!

Lrigyttiw said...

I can't wait to purchase it. Visiting your website started me on my curly hair journey. Thank you so much!

fumfum said...

Congrats!!!!
Hope you can sign my copy and send it to Germany ;-)

fumfum said...

Hi Teri,
congrats. I hope you can sign my copy and send it to Germany. It would be cool if it would get translated some day into german or other languages.

virtuenow said...

congratulations. thank you for sharing so much valuable advice to the growth of my thick, very tightly curled hair. And for that, and sharing your humble story, I look forward to purchasing your book.

Virtuenow (lhcf website)